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Friday Night Primer: The Essentials of Islam

May 10, 2023 @ 6:00 pm 8:00 pm

Join us on a Friday evening for an introduction to the book “The Essentials of Islam” taught by Shaykh Zakariya AbdelAziz, the Imam at Masjid Vaughan and an instructor at Dar al-Burhan in Ontario.

Asr to Maghrib (~6 p.m. to 8 p.m.) | Friday, May 10 | Prayer Hall | Friday session is free to attend; join in-person or watch live at mcceastbay.org/live

Register for the full-day retreat on Saturday at mcceastbay.org/essentials

Learn about Saturday’s retreat here: https://mcceastbay.org/event/shaykh-zakariya/

Questions? events@mcceastbay.org

About Shaykh Zakaria Abdelaziz

Shaykh Zakaria Abdelaziz was born in Toronto, Canada. At the age of 12, he moved with his family to Egypt to learn and study Arabic. In 2006, he moved to Tarim, Yemen, and at the age of 14, began studying at the prestigious Dar al-Mustafa Institute for Islamic Studies. He graduated with honors from Dar al-Mustafa’s rigorous Alamiyya Program. The three-year program is the highest level of Shariah studies offered at Dar al-Mustafa in Tarim, Yemen, and is preceded by seven years of classical training in the ancillary, revelatory, and theoretical sciences.

After ten years of meticulous full-time study with qualified scholars, Shaykh Zakariya was appointed a lecturer at Dar al-Mustafa. He has been granted authorizations (ijaza) in the fields of Canonical Qur’anic Recitations (‘ilm al-qira’at), Hadith Narration and Understanding (Riwaya wa Dirayat al-Hadith), and Islamic Law (Fiqh) in the Shafi School.

Shaykh Zakaria is also qualified to teach Qur’anic Exegesis (tafsir al-Qur’an), Ethics (‘ilm al-akhlaq), Legal Theory (usul al-fiqh), Ilm al-Kalam (Scholastic Theology), Logic (mantiq), Dialectics (al-bahth wa al-munazara), Arabic morphology (sarf) Arabic grammar (nahw), Arabic rhetoric (balagha), and Arabic literature (adab).

His teachers include Habib Umar bin Hafiz, Habib Ali al-Mashhur bin Hafiz, Habib Abu Bakr al-Adani al-Mashhur, Habib Muhammad bin Abdullah al-Aydarus, Shaykh Umar al-Khatib, and others.

In late 2021, Shaykh Zakaria Abdelaziz returned to Canada and currently serves as imam at Masjid Vaughan and instructor at Dar al-Burhan.

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